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    I could not let this one go unmentioned. In article # 1 in FH.com, we have the NYPD busting up a peaceful protest site by concerned neighbors, using their rights to try and save their local firehouse. In article # 2, we have an FDNY member who risked life and limb to rescue a cabbie from some thugs during a robbery. looks to me as though the city administration has their priorities a little mixed-up. I wont blame the local cops too much. "Only following orders"...But come on Mayor Bloomhead...You need to get thicker skin. Maybe just maybe if article # 1 didnt happen, the busy NYPD could have done something about article # 2...Yes I know.."Different precinct", "the cops cant be everywhere" blah blah blah.... My hat is off to the Brother from the FDNY who probably saved a guys life..My hat goes right back on with a big "thumbs down" to the cops on this one.
    IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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    Yes it was ultimately the NYPD decision to break up the protest but it was the Mayors office and the Fire Commissioner office who requested that this action be taken.It's a classic example of the NYPD being the bearer of bad news and catching all the bad press that comes along with it.Saying they were peaceful protesters isnt exactly true. FD equipment has been damaged (engine) because of these peaceful protesters. Also fire marshals have been involved in the crack down on these protestors but luckily they have been able to stay off the radar screen when it comes to bad press. NYPD is an easier target when it comes to the NYC media.

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    • #3
      You learn somethin new every day

      Falcon, thanks for setting me straight..Although I do think it sucks that they closed firehouses down..
      IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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      • #4
        I haven't read these articles yet. But my initial question to you is this...

        How do you know the cabbie incidnet would have been prevented had their not been arrests made at the protest??
        Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nmfire
          I haven't read these articles yet. But my initial question to you is this...

          How do you know the cabbie incidnet would have been prevented had their not been arrests made at the protest??
          ....
          Well to be honest with you, I dont really think that one has to do with another. I was being ironic.
          IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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          • #6
            Funny ... I thought the exact same thing when I read the two articles ... and I also found it to be incredibly ironic.

            Stay Safe

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            • #7
              Oh, I don't know, I saw the 2 articles and figured it was more of NYC's "duplication of services".
              "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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              • #8
                HeHeHe..............

                Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                In memory of
                Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                IACOJ Budget Analyst

                I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

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